Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the founder of and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. In 2014 he was given the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel," in the Swedish Parliament. He is also a member of Grist's board of directors.

Election 2012

Where did Obama's mojo go?

Obama's fund-raising emails sound a little pathetic. Nixing the Keystone XL pipeline could be his last chance to prove himself to progressive voters.


Stopping bad things and starting good ones

On Moving Planet Day, Sept. 24, people around the world will get on bikes, skateboards, and their own two feet to put fossil fuels in the rearview mirror.


What comes next for the Tar Sands Action

Together we managed to make this a central environmental test for the administration. We've laid the groundwork for a mighty victory -- now we have to make it pay off.

Climate Change

Tar-sands protests go global

Protests against a proposed tar-sands pipeline broke out across the globe today.


Out of jail, and more in awe of MLK than ever

Those of us protesting the tar-sands pipeline in Washington, D.C. prove that civil disobedience is not history in America -- a living tribute to King's legacy just in time for the dedication of his memorial.

Fossil Fuels

Will North America be the new Middle East?

All Obama has to do is say yes or no to the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate Change

Join us in civil disobedience to stop the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline

We want you to come to Washington in the hottest and stickiest weeks of the summer and engage in civil disobedience that will likely get you arrested.


When will we see solar panels on the White House?

Bill Mckibben reminds President Barack Obama that he promised to put solar panels on the White House by the end of spring. He only has a week left.

Fossil Fuels

Carbon President: Why does Obama keep OK’ing big fossil-fuel projects?

The future’s looking hot.Photo: The White HouseThis essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. In our globalized world, old-fashioned geography is not supposed to count for much: mountain …